Nathan Gunn and Jane Seymour to Perform in Annual Concert "Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square"

Nathan Gunn
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

SALT LAKE CITY (6 October 2011)—Baritone Nathan Gunn and guest narrator Jane Seymour will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts, titled Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy will conduct the concerts.

The concerts will be presented in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, 15 December, and Friday, 16 December, and Saturday, 17 December. All the evening concerts begin at 8 p.m. The weekly half-hour CBS radio broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word on Sunday, 18 December, at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Center will also feature Gunn and Seymour. This will be followed by additional music from the previous performances in a mini-concert.

Recognized as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day, Gunn has appeared in the most renowned opera houses across the U.S. and Europe including the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Paris Opera and the Madrid Opera.

Also a distinguished concert performer, Gunn has performed with acclaimed orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony.

Seymour has showcased her diverse talents on the Broadway stage, in motion pictures and television.  Her long list of film credits includes the James Bond movie, Live and Let Die, and the romantic classic Somewhere in Time, and the role of Dr. Michaela Quinn on television’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman for six seasons.  Her appearances in television movies and mini-series have garnered for her an Emmy Award and two Golden Globes.

In addition to acting, Ms. Seymour has written several books including Open Hearts, Making Yourself at Home, and This One ‘N That One, a series of children’s books, written with her husband James Keach, now being made into an animated series.

“Each year we have the good fortune to work with guest artists of exceptional caliber and this year is no exception,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “Nathan Gunn is a versatile performer who has performed music at the Metropolitan Opera, at Carnegie Hall and the Broadway musicals as well. He has sung with the Choir before and our audience will be pleased to get to know him better. Jane Seymour as our narrator will delight our audiences as she has done for years on TV and the screen. We look forward to having them both here in December.”  Choir President Mac Christensen added, “It’s hard to imagine but each year these Christmas concerts just keep getting better and better.  When you combine the genius of Mack Wilberg with the talent of guests like Nathan Gunn and Jane Seymour, you’re in store for a magnificent set of concerts.  Together with the Choir, the Orchestra, the Bells and our Christmas dancers, you have an event unlike any other.  We are blessed to share it with our community and the world every year.”

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